LA CASETTA NEL PARCO IN DONGO ON LAKE COMO
This exclusive residence offers visitors the opportunity of enjoying a holiday of pure relaxation, allowing them to enjoy all the peace and quiet that Mother Nature offers. Our guests will be able to experience glorious sunsets when the Pre-Alps of the Mescolina Valley take on their pink and violet glow, while the lake and woodlands below are already cloaked in semi-darkness.
Thanks to its strategic location, la Casetta means your holiday with family and friends can be enjoyed with absolute serenity and in perfect harmony with the landscape. The spacious top floor, furnished with taste and elegance, has a large living room with a fireplace and windows opening out on three sides of the property, a large terrace overlooking the park and the mountains, three bedrooms, one double and two twins, plus two bathrooms. The property is only 20 minutes by hydrofoil from world-famous Bellagio, and is 35 kilometres from charming Como, 40 kilometres from Lugano and 90 km from Milan.
THE HISTORY OF LA CASETTA NEL PARCO
La Casetta nel Parco (which literally means ‘the little house in the park’) is a historical stone building with roofs that are also made of stone, or ‘piota’ as it is called in the local dialect. It is located within a park that is more than one hectare large and about a hundred metres from the lake. It is said that in the past it was used as a storage place for the famous Lario boats or “lucie”, which were so named in honour of Manzoni's character Lucia in his novel “The Betrothed”.
Today it is separated from the lake by the road, but originally it was part of a single, very large and important property that spanned the shore of the lake, almost reaching the foot of the mountains behind. Purchased at the end of the 19th century by Engineer Giulio Rubini, who was a Member of Parliament for over twenty years and held the office of Minister three times at the turn of the century, it formerly belonged to the Ferriera di Dongo family founded in the 16th century and was subsequently acquired by the Rubinis at the end of the 18th century together with Villa Rubini Redaelli, to which it is united by a passageway clad in white marble, designed by Architect Francesco Clerici.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES AT LA CASETTA NEL PARCO ON LAKE COMO
On the second and top floor of the Casetta nel Parco is a delightful attic apartment about 150 square metres large, consisting of a large living room with an open kitchen, three double bedrooms with two bathrooms and a large terrace. The Casetta is available to rent all year round.